|Before: Middle Strip Completely Worn Off, Sides Frayed|
|After: Entire Patch Replaced|
Today's daytime high was 102F. It has since cooled off to 84F (at 9:30 p.m.). The rest of this week will only be in the upper 90s. I think the zucchini in the garden will be picked pre-baked!
Last night, my leg started to twinge a bit - there was a pain behind my knee which, thankfully, didn't flare up! I guess it was a sign that I had done a bit too much. My leg was fine by morning, but, I've taken it easy, today. I did a few things such as washing a few dishes by hand (items that don't go in the dishwasher; dishwasher has been loaded and will be run after dinner), but, I spent most of the day sitting propped up in bed, repairing the quilt and reading blogs.
The quilt repair is coming along slowly. In some places, I replace just a single piece of the worn fabric (the pink strip on the left in the second picture) and in other places, the entire patch is replaced. The top picture shows a place where the middle strip has been completely worn off (the white fabric that is seen is the lining I used to sew the patchwork blocks to for added strength) and the side strips were fraying, too. In this case, I decided to sew a new patchwork block and sew that in place (second picture). I might replace that dusty pink floral strip to the right of the new patch because I noticed that it, too, was starting to fray.
In between reading blogs and sewing, I spoke with people on the phone! Called neighbor T to check on her (especially to make sure she was doing OK with the heat), and friend A (who had been hospitalized again due to recurring bacterial infections which are preventing her from receiving the chemo treatments; she came home yesterday), and neighbor E across the street who had been in the hospital for surgery! I left a message for E as he didn't answer the phone. I also spoke with cousin P, aunt C, and friend R.
I also called and scheduled the MRI; I had waited to call until I received the authorization letter from my insurance in the mail, which I received yesterday. It was a good thing I waited because they needed the authorization number that was on the letter (the one I received from the doctor's office had a different number! I don't know why they were different, but, I'll take both the print out I received from the doctor and my letter when I go to the appointment, just in case!). The earliest appointment they could give me was Monday, June 28. But, I was happy to take what they had available.
Today, we discovered that warmed up zucchini waffles go well with daughter's peach chutney! My daughter and I shared the last two waffles with chutney as a tea time snack. I think I will be making another batch of zucchini waffles before too long!
Today, I am grateful for:
- Another pain free night and day/last night's twinges didn't become a flare up
- Having an appointment for the MRI
- Electric fans, both ceiling fans and stand fans
- Electricity to run the fans (and other appliances)
- Telephone services/phone calls with family, friends, and neighbors
Today's joyful activities included sewing and chatting with people!
Plans for tomorrow include M's visit to tend to the garden and more quilt repairs.
How was your Tuesday? What are your plans for tomorrow?